Libraries are not often associated with the word ‘cool.’ We all know that most public libraries are overrun with incandescent lamps and chic antique decor. However, we still acknowledge how Canada has natural treasures worth mentioning, which is why we emphasize a few of the unique library anomalies we would like to visit around the country.
A library is amongst the most admired and mythologized community institutions. However, the function of a library has changed over time. The constructions that accommodate them have also been modified in response.
Libraries’ architecture and function are being re-imagined, from Hespeler’s sleek, natural-light-loving façade to Edmonton’s wonky Jasper Place branch. Granted, not every library is experiencing such radical changes. Indeed, some of our favorites, such as the Morrin Centre library, have not changed much since the mid-nineteenth century.
The Halifax Central Library
The Halifax Central Library is situated in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The body structure, which first opened in 2014, is just four years old, but it bears witness to the city’s past. Quite literally. The building’s fifth floor carves outward drastically, drawing a line between the Halifax Citadel and Halifax Harbour. A city “living space” with breathtaking views of the city is housed on the cantilever.
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Library Of Parliament
On our list, the Library of Parliament in Ottawa, Canada, is exceptional. This was the only library whose logo is written on the national currency (it is displayed on Canada’s ten-dollar bill). The British Museum Reading Room influenced this national landmark’s design, including sixteen flying buttresses, a vaulted ceiling in the main reading room, and white pine paneling with intricate carvings of flowers and masks and mythical creatures. A dedicated 300-member staff curates the collection, which comprises over 600,000 objects.
Library And Archives Canada
The Dominion Archives began as a branch of the Department of Agriculture in 1872. They became the independent Public Archives of Canada in 1912, until being renamed the National Archives of Canada in 1987. In 1953, it was created. Freda Farrell Waldon helped write the brief that contributed to the creation of the National Library of Canada. This library was merged into Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in 2004. The Library and Archives of Canada Act promulgated on April 22, 2004, created it. A subsequent Order in Council dated May 21, 2004, brought the collections, service, and transportation departments together.
Quebec City’s Morrin Centre
The Morrin Centre is located in a former military barracks that has been converted into a Presbyterian college. This library is Canada’s oldest literary society (which once hosted a Charles Dickens reading), now manages it. Its library houses books reaching back to the 16th century.
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, which is affiliated with the University of Toronto, contains more exceptional books than any other collection in Canada. Shakespeare’s First Folio, Newton’s Principia (1687), a Babylonian cuneiform tablet dated 1789 BC, and the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493) are among the collection’s highlights. A significant portion of the collection was also donated by Robert S. Kenny, a member of the Communist Party of Canada. The rare book library has over 25,000 items in total, emphasizing labor movements worldwide but with a specific focus on Canada and its history.
B.C.’s Surrey Civic Centre Library
Surrey’s Civic Centre Library’s slinking outlines are not only the work of an architect’s imagination. The architecture was co-designed with Surrey locals using a YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr idea exchange put in place by the development team (Bing Thom Designers). The curriculum contains an entertainment area, a therapy room, and a lounge for teenagers. It is structured to meet the diverse needs of the community.
Town Of Mount Royal library Montreal
For the past two years, the Town of Mount Royal library has been an excellent resource for children. The surroundings are lovely, and there are numerous activities for children.
The library is indeed multi-story, of different sections for children and teenagers, and even a charming referral program that focuses on teaching kids value systems, such as marching up to an adjacent desk, waiting in line, selecting a toy from either a brochure, politely asking the assistant, having to fill their initials with their student card, saying thank you / merci, and packing and reverting it to get something.
Novels, children’s Blu rays, occasional entertaining events, instructional outings, spring/summer/holiday festivals, and shorter-term schooling for small kids that, while costly, teach children skills rather than simply changing their diapers, feeding them, and watching them all day (typical daycare activities).
It is an entire lifestyle, and it is open most days of the year, even weekends. However, there’s only one best source of winter sports – and it is within walking distance of your house. Furthermore, of course, kids of various ages – find fascinating books.
Bibliothèque Marc-Favreau Library
Another one of Montreal’s newest libraries, Bibliothèque Marc-Favreau, is situated right next to one of the Rosemont subway stops. As a result, it is spotless, light, and inviting. The entire space is made of wood, metal, and glass, and it reminds me of what an Ikea-designed library would look like.
There is a beautiful reading space with wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows and a cozy fireplace in the middle. During a blizzard, it is fantastic.